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Notes from the Field: Stephany Hernandez Recounts Guatemalan Conservation Journey

Stephany Hernandez, OKC Zoo herpetology caretaker, recently returned from a conservation journey to Guatemala. These are her notes from the field: Hi, I’m Stephany Hernandez, an animal caretaker for the herpetology department at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. My typical day starts with a visual health check of our reptiles. Depending on the day, we then might distribute salads or clean habitats. In the afternoon, we conduct a variety of husbandry tasks from bedding... Read More
at Thursday, October 10, 2019
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2018 OKC Zoo Holiday Gift Guide

Go WILD this holiday season and surprise the wildlife lover in your life with an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind gift from the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. From Wild Encounters to opportunities to create incredible holiday memories and support wildlife conservation, the Zoo offers unexpected, transformative experiences at price levels for everyone. ANIMAL ADOPTIONS – Special Pygmy Hippo Deluxe Package Includes 65 th Anniversary T-Shirt Share your love of wildlife with... Read More
at Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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Sanctuary Asia Animal Training Wall Dedicated in Memory of OKC Zoo Supporter

The Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS) recently dedicated a new animal enrichment/training wall at Sanctuary Asia to the memory of longtime Oklahoma City Zoo fan Martha K. Denham. Though she passed away in 2015, her legacy continues to benefit the Zoo and the million plus guests who visit annually. More than $26,000 was raised for the project in Martha’s honor, with substantial contributions from Martha’s children: Matt Denham, Elizabeth Laurent and Ann White.  Martha K.... Read More
at Friday, November 16, 2018
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Back to School? Plan a Visit to the OKC Zoo or Bring the OKC Zoo to You

With school districts across the state returning to class and teachers planning their curriculum and field trips for the upcoming school year, it’s a good time to review the many educational engagement opportunities the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens offers. Plan a Group Tour or Field Trip The OKC Zoo’s mission is to better connect Oklahomans with wildlife and wild places. Supporting educational activities is a critical part of fulfilling that mission.... Read More
at Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Stand Together for Giraffes on World Giraffe Day

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has slate of activities and events on-tap for World Giraffe Day on Thursday, June 21. World Giraffe Day, presented by Bob Moore Subaru , is a worldwide celebration initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation to generate support, raise awareness and bring attention to the challenges giraffes face in the wild. On June 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Zoo guests will have an opportunity participate in event activities that focus on giraffe and... Read More
at Friday, June 15, 2018
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OKC Zoo/Bob Moore Subaru Unveil ZOObarus

On Thursday, May 31, Bob Moore Subaru and the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden unveiled the new educational outreach program vehicle, known as a ZOObaru, which will bring the message of animal conservation to rural and underserved communities across Oklahoma. Previously known as ZooMobiles, the new ZOObarus are replacing 12-year-old vehicles with over 100,000 miles. Transported by ZOObaru, animal ambassadors are essential to building wildlife conservation... Read More
at Thursday, May 31, 2018
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New at the OKC Zoo: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Active, Free to Guests

Guests visiting the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden can now charge their vehicles at no cost at one of three charging stations located along the northwest side of the recently renovated parking lot. These spaces are reserved for Zoo guests driving electric or e-assist vehicles and are located just a few steps away from the main entrance. In addition to the charging stations, the recently renovated parking lot features highly efficient LED lighting and native, drought-resistant... Read More
at Monday, April 23, 2018
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UPDATE (April 5, 2018): Thanks to your generosity, all volunteer shifts have been filled! We are so grateful for your continued support!   Join Junior League of Oklahoma City , ZOOfriends and the OKC Zoo as they embark on an expansion and renovation of the Jungle Gym at the Zoo, April 12 – 15, 2018. Volunteers and material support are needed to help update and refresh the playground, as well expand its footprint to add a few new features and components. Families, friends,... Read More
at Monday, March 5, 2018
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Five Wild Holiday Gift Ideas from the OKC Zoo

Skip the long lines this holiday season and give an unforgettable, unique gift from the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. From big savings on Wild Encounters to opportunities to create incredible holiday memories and support wildlife conservation, the Zoo has something ‘kids from one to 92’ will cherish for years to come.   ANIMAL ADOPTIONS – Adopt a Hippopotamus for Christmas This holiday season, share your love of wildlife with... Read More
at Monday, November 20, 2017
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Local Efforts Go Global: Round Up for Conservation Program

Have you ever wondered how to get involved in conservation but worry that you don’t have the time or resources? The OKC Zoo enables you to care about saving species and habitats around the world when you donate to its grassroots program – Round Up for Conservation!  Saving Species One Penny at a Time What is Round Up for Conservation? It is a program created to help wildlife and wild places! Zoo guests are... Read More
at Friday, August 25, 2017
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Capture the Wild Photo Contest

They say a picture is worth a thousand words... 2016 Best of Show – Jennifer Sanders 2015 Carnivores First Place – Steven McPhail 2014 Youth II Honorable Mention – Lillian Kuhn 2013 Aquarium, Reptiles & Amphibians Honorable Mention - Amanda Roggow We tend to agree! For several years, the Oklahoma Zoological Society has held their annual Capture the Wild Photo Contest. ZOOfriends members, OKC Zoo admirers and Zoo employees enter their... Read More
at Thursday, July 27, 2017
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Become a Parent of the Wild: Animal Adoption is for Everyone!

Unlike traditional pet adoption “days” celebrated around the world or the recent National Pet Adoption Weekend celebrated each May, the Zoo celebrates animal adoption all year long—the soft and plush kind that lasts a lifetime!  A Zoo animal adoption is a unique gift that your loved ones, regardless of age, will be thrilled to have and collect. Animal adoptions not only create a sense of warmth and joy for the receiver, but they also benefit the lives of all the... Read More
at Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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